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Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by The Enclosure » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:24 pm

We will all have our favourites and I could have made a list of 30 or more.These are my top six in no particular order.Dont bother if your favourites are different to other peoples...so no falling out please :D

Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Peter Green
Brian May

Ps Just been listening to a group called Ten Years After, never heard of them before but the lead guitar is a guy called Alvin Lee...He is a bit special.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by tim_noone » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:30 pm

Alvin Lee.... :D

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by SalisburyClaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:37 pm

Richard Thompson
John Martyn
Bert Jansch
John Renbourne
Davey Graham
Martin Barre

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by LeadBelly » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:39 pm

Richard Thompson
Rory Gallagher
Peter Green
MIchael Chapman
Bert Jansch
Leadbelly ;)

Bubbling under
George Harrison, Johnny Marr, Duane Allman, Martin Simpson, Martin Carthy, Robert Johnson, Mark Knopfler

Probably come up with a different listing on another day of the week.
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by LeadBelly » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:42 pm

The Enclosure wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:24 pm
We will all have our favourites and I could have made a list of 30 or more.These are my top six in no particular order.Dont bother if your favourites are different to other peoples...so no falling out please :D

Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Peter Green
Brian May

Ps Just been listening to a group called Ten Years After, never heard of them before but the lead guitar is a guy called Alvin Lee...He is a bit special.
TYA played Woodstock, were very big back in that period. Alvin played really fast and did some good blues/rock.
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by The Enclosure » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:42 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Alvin Lee.... :D
Have I missed something?

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by aclaretinstevenage » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 pm

Joe Bonamassa
Rory Gallagher
Jimmy Page
David Gilmour
Mark Knopfler
Jimi Hendrix
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by RingoMcCartney » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 pm

John Jacques Brunel- BASS guitar!

A cheeky shout for Brian Setzer on his Gretsch.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by ICL » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:50 pm

I’ve seen Alvin Lee at Colne Muni!
Impossible to give 5 as we have been blessed with great guitarists over the years.
One not been mentioned is Prince. Check out his ‘My Guitar Gently Weeps’ collaboration.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by blsclaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:51 pm

Bill Nelson
Alex Lifeson
Alvin Lee - RIP. Died during a routine operation.
Peter Green
Paul Kossoff
Brian Robertson/Scott Gorham
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Siddo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:51 pm

Robert White
James Jamerson (best bass player ever)
Dennis Coffey
Joe Messina
Steve Cropper
Curtis Mayfield

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Pstotto » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:53 pm

Jimmy Page
John Paul Jones
Ritchie Blackmore
Johnny Marr
Brian May
Tony Iomi
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by KateR » Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:57 pm

Eric Clapton
Jimmy Page
Jimi Hendrix
Jeff Beck
Mark Knopfler
Bert Weedon

so many many more

Jon Camp, Chris Squire and Geddy Lee

was anyone better on drums than Ginger Baker, always thought of John Henry Bonham as an equal.
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:12 pm

Peter Green
Gary Moore
Mark Knopfler
Rory Gallagher
Jimi Hendrix

One from left field,
GE Smith. Saw him with Hall & Oates, you couldn’t take your eyes off him. What a showman.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Dinks » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:13 pm

Flea
John Frusciante
Johhny Marr
Carlos Santana
Slow hand
Dave Hill

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by KateR » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 pm

am just going to leave this here if anyone is interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVc4RSjnb00
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Stalbansclaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:19 pm

John Squire
Jimmy Page
The bloke from Royal Blood
Paul Weller
Nils Lofgren
Neil Young

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by KateR » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:24 pm

B B King, wasn't to bad either :)

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by CoolClaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 pm

I love SRV, Albert King Santana and all the blues guys... just for this thread though I'll be different

George Benson
Brian Setzer
Steve Vai
Joe Pass
João Gilberto
Kenny Burrell

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Down_Rover » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:31 pm

Richie Blackmore
Bill Nelson
Phil Manzanera
Alvin Lee
Jimi Hendrix
Gary Rossington

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Oshkoshclaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:32 pm

Jimi Hendrix & Eddie Van Halen my top 2 then about 50 others in the chasing pack

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by G mac » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:33 pm

Nils lofgren
Neil Young
Johny marr
Alex lifeson
Tom morello
Carlos santana

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Guller Bull » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Synster Gates
Mark Tremonti
Brian May
Gary Moore
Zakk Wylde
Segovia

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by HunterST_BFC » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:34 pm

Johhny Marr
Johhny Marr
Johhny Marr
Johhny Marr
Johhny Marr
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by conyoviejo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:38 pm

Tony Hicks of the Hollies plays a mean guitar.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by bobinho » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:48 pm

Johnny Marr
Lyndsey Buckingham
Stevie van Zandt
Prince
Neil Young
Tom morello
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by The Enclosure » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:54 pm

Some fantastic guitarists mentioned so far.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Uwe Noble » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:55 pm

Glenn Campbell.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Quickenthetempo » Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:56 pm

John Squire

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by LeadBelly » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:02 pm

No female guitarists mentioned yet that I can see so I'm going to add one to the umpteen chaps I listed earlier:
Joni Mitchell.

I like Rory Block's playing a lot too- albeit fairly derivative country-blues style.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Lowbankclaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:03 pm

How has no one mentioned
Ted Nugent, great white buffalo or hibernation just a couple of tunes.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by kritichris » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:03 pm

Good to see Alvin Lee get a few mentions, I followed TYA as a teen and saw them live a few times. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl may not be PC now but as a 16 year old it rocked. Alvin also was recognised as one of the world's fastest guitarists. Here at the Isle of Wight.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElLKfGF ... inolibrary
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by claret2018 » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:15 pm

Graham Coxon
Richard Thompson
Jimmy Page
Jonny Greenwood
John Frusciante
Johnny Marr

Must be something about the name John...

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by The Enclosure » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 pm

The album i bought today was called ssssh by TVA. Alvin Lee really impressed me with his playing.Cant believe i had never heard of the group.
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Vino blanco » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:27 pm

John Williams
Hank B. Marvin
Bert Weedon
Duane Eddy
Joe Brown
Eric Clapton

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by kritichris » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:30 pm

The Enclosure wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 pm
The album i bought today was called ssssh by TVA. Alvin Lee really impressed me with his playing.Cant believe i had never heard of the group.
That was the first TYA album I bought at 16, from there I worked forward and backwards, I think SSSH was the third but it was the best IMO.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by aclaretinstevenage » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm

KateR wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 6:18 pm
am just going to leave this here if anyone is interested

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVc4RSjnb00

Excellent hadn't seen that before!

Beth gets about.......here with Joe Bonamassa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFphuiMxA7I
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by kritichris » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm

I no particular order
Alvin Lee
Slow Hand
Hank Marvin
Bert Weedon
Joe Bonnamassa
Mark Knopfler

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Clarets4me » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:34 pm

Nils Lofgren
James Burton
Chet Atkins
Jerry Reed
Jerry Scheff ( Bass )
BB King

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by boatshed bill » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:38 pm

Frank Zappa
Steve Vai
Joni Mitchell
Marc Ribot
Django Reinhart
Robert Fripp (my all time favourite)
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by huw.Y.WattfromWare » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:51 pm

Surprised to see Joni Mitchell getting nominations. The story back in the day was she had her guitar tuned to basically play bar chords. Heard her not seen her so maybe her fans can correct my ignorance.
For a female guitarist I’ll throw in Joan Armatrading. Now that lass can rock it up.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by AlargeClaret » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:52 pm

In no particular order and not based off pure technical ability


Clapton
Jimmy Page
Jonny Marr
Hendrix
George Harrison
Paul Weller

Special mentions
Hank Marvin
Ritchie Blackmore
Slash
Steve Marriot
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Bosscat » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:53 pm

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:30 pm
Alvin Lee.... :D
Didn't have you down as a fan of these guys Tim-bob 🤭🤭🤭
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by LeadBelly » Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:55 pm

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The Enclosure wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:17 pm
The album i bought today was called ssssh by TVA. Alvin Lee really impressed me with his playing.Cant believe i had never heard of the group.
I've got that on old vinyl, so old it's mono.
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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by kritichris » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:00 pm

I had the self same album in mono, 1969, all the rest I got in stereo then foolishly sold them on Accrington market when I moved to Crete.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by KateR » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:13 pm

aclaretinstevenage wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:33 pm
Excellent hadn't seen that before!

Beth gets about.......here with Joe Bonamassa.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFphuiMxA7I
and that's a new one for me, equally as good, thank you :)

so now I'll see you and raise you lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZJNbVRmI80

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by ashtonlongsider » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:55 pm

Apart from the obvious Clapton, Hendrix, Page etc, I think Mike Campbell is a great guitarist, Thanks Tim for mentioning Alvin Lee. Top player, TYA top band best artists to play Woodstock.

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:59 pm

David Gilmour
Jan Akkerman
John 5
Eric Clapton
Michael Schenker
Steve Vai

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by aclaretinstevenage » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:09 pm

KateR wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:13 pm
and that's a new one for me, equally as good, thank you :)

so now I'll see you and raise you lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZJNbVRmI80
I'll play KateR..... :) :)
https://youtu.be/-kmm5VXtLi0

and https://youtu.be/UEHwO_UEp7A.

That girl is some performer...a latter day Janis Joplin perhaps!!

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Re: Your top six favourite guitar players

Post by aclaretinstevenage » Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:28 pm

How much guitar can you take!

https://youtu.be/tO-NHQkIRso
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